Starting in January 2010, as much as 40% of Christiana Care Health System's electricity will come from wind turbines in eastern Pennsylvania.
Christiana Care signed a nine-year agreement with Iberdrola Renewables to purchase 40 million kWh of electricity annually from Iberdrola Renewables' Locust Ridge II wind power project, now under construction in Schuylkill and Columbia counties in Pennsylvania. The purchase represents about 15% of the output of the 51 wind turbine, 102 MW project.
‘From an environmental standpoint, it's a clean and renewable source,’ says Bob Mulrooney, vice president for facilities and services. ‘As a healthcare provider, it's a natural fit for us.’
The Locust Ridge II wind power project will provide between 30% to 40% of Christiana Care's annual electricity needs.
SOURCE: Christiana Care Health System